Find your #FirstTweet with new tool in honour of Twitter's birthday
A smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 2, 2013. (AP / Soeren Stache)
Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:21PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:29PM EDT
Wondering what your first-ever tweet was? For its eighth birthday tomorrow, Twitter launched a tool that helps users travel back in time and find their very first tweets.
The social networking service allows users to type in their username using the #FirstTweet tool, which instantly pulls up the content.
“In 2006, people began to say a little something on Twitter through 140-character bursts of plain text,” Twitter wrote in a blog post. “Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into a place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely.”
Here’s a look at a few notable Twitterers’ first tweets.
Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) February 24, 2010
HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY .— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 17, 2009
Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 17, 2013